The under 11 competition was fenced on 12 May 2000. There was a strong entry of 9 fencers, fenced as a poule unique on two pistes.(For this age range, fights were fenced to the first of four hits, with a three-minute time range). A measure of the even spread of ability is that 5 places had to be decided on indicators. Victory went to Stephanie Ties, fencing well with a steady unhurried style.
|1 Tom Rowles||0||V||V||3||2||0||2||2||
|2 Eugene Palmer||V||V||V||2||2||V||2||V||
|3 Paul Huffsmith||3||0||2||2||2||0||V||1||
|4 Tristan Heney||3||2||V||1||2||1||1||2||
|5 Ben Walker||V||V||V||V||0||2||V||1||
|6 Stephanie Ties||V||V||V||V||V||1||V3||V||
|7 Cassie Tickner-Smith||V||0||V||V||V||V||D||V||
|8 Edmund Hartland||V||V||2||V||3||2||V3||V||
|9 Christopher Dodd||V||2||V||V||V||2||0||0||
The handicap this year had a strong entry, whith 17 fencers in the first round, reducing to a pool of 8 in the second round (one of whom had to retire, giving a pool of 7). The handicap system this year was the same as last - the better fencers have a lower handicap, and the handicap is added to the number of hits fenced. First place from the pool was a tie between a fencer with a high handicap and a fencer with a low one, showing that the system works!
The table shows the results of the final pool:
|1 Les Smith||1||1||V||1||2||V||18||15||33||4|
|2 Jon Woodrow||V||1||V3||1||4||V||10||19||29||6|
|3 Tim Schofield||V||V||V||V||V||V||7||30||37||1=|
|4 Stephanie Ties||2||2||0||0||3||3||18||10||28||7|
|5 Steve Pope||V||V||1||V||V||V||6||26||32||5|
|6 Jon Cryer||V||V||0||V||0||V||17||20||37||1=|
|7 Cassie Tickner-Smith||4||4||3||V||1||4||18||16||34||3|
In the barrage for first place, Tim beat Jon by 5 hits to nil. (This saves the handicap system from any criticism in its adjustment for small pool sizes!)
This was the first competition of the year 2000. The first round narrowed the number of competitors from 15 to 8, and the result of the final pool was
|1 Philip Fenn||V||3||V||3||V||V||2||4||28||25||+3||4|
|2 Tim Schofield||4||2||V||V||V||V||4||4||30||25||+5||3|
|3 Steve Pope||V||V||V||V||V||V||1||6||31||14||+17||2|
|4 Tim Rothwell||2||4||0||1||V||2||0||1||14||34||-20||7|
|5 Jon Woodrow||V||3||0||V||V||3||2||3||23||23||0||5|
|6 Michael Mullins||1||0||1||4||1||4||1||0||12||35||-17||8|
|7 Derick Bowler||3||3||3||V||V||V||4||3||28||29||-1||6|
|8 Simon Pearson||V||V||V||V||V||V||V||7||35||14||+21||1|
There were eight entrants in the novices' foil this year, and it was an even contest with none having over a year's experience. The competition was organised as a pool unique, spread over two electric pistes.
Thanks should go to the referees and other helpers, and the club members who loaned electric equipment without which the competition could not have run properly.
This first competition of the season was fenced under rules which provided not only for a 1-all double defeat if a double hit was registered, but for a 0-all double defeat when a fight went to time!
The final places were therefore:
There were 11 entries, fenced in a pool unique and fiercely contested. First 3 places were:
1. Chloe Twydell (9 victories, after a barrage)
2. Edmund Hartland (9 victories)
3. Christopher Schofield (8 victories)
The first round of the club handicap was fenced on 30 April 1999. This year electric equipment was used for the first time, which considerably de-randomised the scoring!
Bouts are fenced normally to five hits. However, ranking in the pool is based on the sum of hits scored and a pre-assigned handicap (which is adjusted for the size of the pool). In theory this system favours those with higher handicaps; but the results of pool 1 shows the theory does not always work out! Pool 2 is more typical; note that the handicaps are adjusted for the size of the pool, and that Tim Schofield's high handicap results from his having to fence left-handed as he is recovering from tennis elbow.
|Tim Schofield||2||3||V||V||15||11 (L/H)||26||1=|
The final round ended with an outright win to Meg Schofield (and it is the first time she has fenced foil in a year!). Jon employed some crafty foil techniques to counter Meg and David's épée tendencies and a barrage was necessary to decide second place. The two Christophers fought very well, with their shorter reach substantially compensated for by a much smaller target! The rather low spread of total scores shows that this handicap system is working quite well.
1st Kostya 6 wins
2nd Simon 4 wins
3rd equal, everyone else on 3 wins
(Not including Martin who took part as a guest fencer)
Paul won the competition comfortably on 12th March 1999. Meg's form was disappointing (she was recovering from two days of GCSE exam); but Jon made a very creditable second place, while Andy - who has only fenced Epée a few weeks - was unlucky his excellent footwork and timing only brought him one win. It was Ted Lacey's last competition before he retires to Devon, and this cannot be a bad result to take with him.
|Club Epée 1999||Place|
Guildford Fencing Club participated in the launch of the Guildford Millennium Borough Games by participating in a series of matches against Guildford Spectrum and Farnborough. We are grateful to the Spectrum.sports centre for allowing us to use part of their main sports arena for this event, which was enthusiastically received by all who took part - especially our younger fencers, who tell me they would like more matches, please.
We tried out the new format - first to 45 - for the team épée event against Guildford Spectrum. An early lead by Tim against James was recovered by Simon's powerful performance against Derick in the second bout, and Spectrum then led all the way to a solid victory of 45 points to 35. Teams were:
This match was fought in the traditional format, first to 5 hits.The result was a 7-2 victory for Guildford.
To equalise the numbers, Florian (who has recently joined Guildford) joined the Farnborough team for this match. The result was a 7-2 victory for Guildford, a triumph for the more experienced Guildford fencers against a slightly older average age of the Farnborough team.
This match was fought in the traditional style, first to 3 hits in each bout. The result was a 6-3 victory for Guildford against Farnborough.
This year the Barwell was held at Ewell Castle School, and teams from eight clubs competed. Guildford. s team consisted of Meg Schofield (Ladies Foil), Simon Pearson (Epee), Steve Pope (Men. s Foil) and Dragan Radosavljevic. (Sabre). Simon and Dragan won four fights each, while Meg remembered enough about foil to win five fights. Overall, the team finished 3rd =, with the first place in this friendly Surrey team competition going once again to Wimbledon. Steve and Dragan are recent joiners at GFC and this was a good start in their first match for us.
Club members who have recorded individual results this year are:Stephanie Ties, Cassie Tickner-Smith, Chloe Twydell, Christopher Schofield, Margaret Schofield, Timothy Schofield, Kostya Onyshihenko, Simon Pearson.
|Surrey Age Group Foil, U12, 28th November 1999||4th|
|SE England U12 Foil, 12 March 2000||5th|
|Surrey Age Group Foil, U12, 28th November 1999||5th|
|Eton Foil, U13, 25 March 2000||2nd|
|Surrey Age Group Foil, U12, 8th November 1998||1st|
|William Perkins U14, 13th November 1999||Last 8|
|Surrey Age Group Foil, U14, 28th November 1999||2nd|
|Eton Leon Paul Series, U11 boys, 26th April 1998||15th|
|William Perkins U12, 13th November 1999||Last 16|
|Surrey Age Group Foil, U12, 28th November 1999||5th|
|SE England U12 Foil, 12 March 2000||6th|
|SE England U12 Foil, 12 March 2000||10th|
|British women's épée championships, Hendon 16 May 1998||10th|
|Isle Of Wight Open Epée, 17 May 1998||5th|
|Excalibur inter-county competition, May 1998, in Surrey team||Team 1st|
|Redhill One-Hit Epée (Cauchard Cup), 21 June 1998||3rd (ladies, after barrage), 16th (mixed)|
|Surrey Ladies Foil, 7 June 1998||2nd|
|Recklinghaused Cadet Foil, July 1998||Last 64|
|Jesus College Open-Air Epée, 5 July 1998 (Mixed)||Last 64|
|Norfolk Open Women's Epée, 19th July 1998||15th|
|Essex Open Epée, 5th September 1998||14th|
|Bristol Open Epée, 19th September 1998||9th|
|Shropshire Open Epée, 26th September 1998||3rd|
|Leicester Open Epée||33rd|
|Heidenheim Cadet Epée, 31st October 1998||64th|
|Cadet (U17) Womens Epée Championships, 24th October 1998||6th|
|Junior (U20) Womens Epée Championships, 25th October 1998||10th|
|Welsh Open Womens Epée, 15th November 1998||9th (highest-placed cadet)|
|Bonn Cadet Epée, 7th February 1999||top 24|
|Cadet Winton (representing SE England) ladies' foil team, December 1998||Team 1st (SE England 2nd overall)|
|World Championships, Kethszely, 31st March 1999||69th|
|National Epée, 16th May 1999||21st|
|National Team Epée, 17th May 1999 fencing for Haverstock||1st|
|Bristol Open||Last 32|
|Leicester Open||Last 32|
|Tyneside Open Epée, 6th Nov 1999||6th|
|Welsh Open Epée||31st|
|National U18 Epée, 12th February 2000||3rd=|
|Surrey Ladies Epée, 13 February 2000||1st|
|Ipswich International Epée (A-grade), 2 April 2000||Last 64|
|Isle Of Wight Open Epée, 17 May 1998||23rd|
|Redhill One-Hit Epée (Cauchard Cup), 21 June 1998||11th (mens), 12th (mixed)|
|Jesus College Open-Air Epée, 5 July 1998 (Mixed)||10th|
|Norfolk Open Epée, 19th July 1998||8th|
|Essex Open Epée, 5th September 1998||unplaced|
|Aldershot Open Epée, 17th January|
|Slough Open Epée, 7th Feb 1999||64th|
|Redhill One-Hit Epée (Cauchard Cup), 25 June 1999||6th= (mens) 8th= (mixed)|
|Bristol Open Epée||Last 128|
|Shropshire Open Epée||Last 64|
|Leicester Open Epée||Last 128|
|Surrey Epée, 13th February||Last 16|
National Veterans Association Epée, 12 March 2000
|Redhill One-Hit Epée (Cauchard Cup), 21 June 1998||4th|
|Hereford and Worcester Open Epée, 5 December 1998||13th|
|Isle Of Wight Open Foil, 16th May 1998||23rd|
|Isle Of Wight Open Epée, 17th May 1998||5th|
|Surrey Mens Foil, 7 June 1998||7th|
|Norfolk Open Foil, 19th July 1998||27th|
|Norfolk Open Epee, 19th July 1998||32nd|
|Isle Of Wight Open Foil, 15th May 1999||19th|
|Isle Of Wight Open Epée, 16th May 1999||7th|
|Bristol Open Epée||Last 64|
|Surrey Epée, 13 February||7th|
|National Veterans Association Foil, 11 March 2000||24th|
|National Veterans Association Epée, 12 March 2000||37th|
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